This has propelled his confidence to the zenith and ahead of England's crucial knockout match against Colombia, Kane reiterated his belief that he can score on every occasion that he plays for his country in Russian Federation.
England will train in Repino on Monday before travelling to Moscow ahead of Tuesday's match against Colombia at the city's Spartak Stadium. However, in defeat they have set up a last 16 clash with Colombia, and perhaps a last eight match against either Sweden or Switzerland - and Shearer, writing in his BBC Sport column on Saturday, can't believe a large part of the footballing public seems so happy out the outcome.
Mina said: "Of course, we hope that James is able to play because he is such an important player for us, but I think we have shown the last two games that we have creativity and goals in the team even when he is not playing".
After the damp squib of a heavily rotated line-up losing 1-0 to Belgium in their final group game, Lingard is confident England have more gears to go through in Russian Federation so long as they have road left to run.
While usually those to finish second in the group are handed the more hard fixtures, England have seemingly dodged several of the tournaments biggest bullets, with Belgium, France, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay all being on the opposite side of the draw.More news: Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup
"If England defend well, they will win - because, with the players England have up front, they will score". "The manager has a great idea of how he wants us to play".
"It is a hungry England team".
"The Golden Boot would be great but I'm still there - and if we're in the tournament longer it gives me a greater opportunity", he said before adding, "My target isn't the Golden Boot".
"It's been refreshing to see a lot of young players, a lot of energy, a lot of high pressing, and they're scoring goals and exciting as well".
"We don't need to change too much".